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Jonathan Bernstein

Trump's Awful Comments Need a Real Response

The president is inviting other countries to disrupt our elections. Republicans need to take a stand.

Stop talking.

Stop talking.

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President Donald Trump supplied a helpful reminder on Wednesday that he’s entirely unfit for the office he holds by once again welcoming foreign interference in U.S. elections. He told George Stephanopoulos of ABC News that he’d accept dirt on his opponents offered by other governments and mocked the idea of telling the FBI about it. In fact, he specifically disagreed with FBI Director Christopher Wray’s request to politicians that they tell the bureau about such things.

Jonathan Chait accurately summarizes Trump’s position: